Israel & France – 82m – Romantic Comedy
Nominated for six Israeli Academy Awards (Ophirs) and starring Nelly Tagar (MJFF films Zero Motivation and The Art of Waiting), Paris Boutique is a delightful romantic comedy about love and friendship. French-Jewish lawyer Louise takes a break from planning her lavish wedding in Paris to go on a short business trip to Jerusalem, where she hopes to seal a multimillion-euro property deal. Landing in Israel, she has the misfortune of being met at the airport by Neta, a broke (and heartbroken) cab driver, who tries to swindle her wealthy client out of just enough money to cover her debts. What starts as a hellish visit, serendipitously ends with both women becoming not only fast friends but also head over heels in love – this time, with the right men.
Sponsor: The Israel Committee of Santa Barbara